Clinical Safety

Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) provide a variety of clinical services, ranging from inpatient care at BMC to outpatient care provided to students and Occupational Health at BU. EHS supports these services by providing safety leadership and guidance to satisfy accreditation standards and regulatory requirements. EHS manages The Joint Commission–required Hospital Safety Committee and participates in workplace accident and injury reporting, corrective action plan development, and training program delivery to promote working safety, health, and wellness.

This section includes information of particular interest to:

  • Students, faculty, and staff working at Boston Medical Center
  • Students, faculty, and staff working at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Find more relevant resources and information on the clinical section of the BMC website.

The Environment of Care

The Safety Management structure at BMC is based on the six sections of the Environment of Care (EOC). The Safety Committee monitors the performance and effectiveness of the EOC. The Safety Committee has appointed “team captains” of each of the six sections of the EOC. The six sections of the EOC are:

  • Safety Management
  • Security Management
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
  • Medical Equipment
  • Utility Management

Learn more about The Joint Commission and the Environment of Care.